Caroline Roos Turnbull

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Friday, November 2, 1945

Mrs. Caroline Turnbull Taken; Pioneer Of City

Mrs. Caroline Roos Turnbull, 66, widow of James R. Turnbull and a member of one of Lewiston's earliest families, died at St. Joseph's hospital at 7 o'clock yesterday morning after a prolonged illness. She had been a patient at the institution since last Sept. 24.

Mrs. Turnbull was a native of Lewiston, having been born Dec. 6, 1878. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Roos, pioneers. Mrs. Turnbull received here (sic) elementary and high school education here and graduated at the high school. Her marriage to Mr. Turnbull took place here Oct. 11, 1899. Mr. Turnbull, who died Dec. 16, 1943, was a veteran purser on steamers plying in and out of Lewiston. He later was a trust company executive and treasurer and controller of Lewiston.

Mrs. Turnbull was a communicant of the Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) since childhood. She was active in civic work in early days.

Survivors are her son, Richard R. Turnbull, Richland, Wash., who returned to his home Wednesday after being with his mother, and who will return for the funeral; four brothers, John P. Roos, Jr., city clerk; Louis N. Roos, Boise; M. A. Roos, Lewiston, and Ferdinand Roos, Vancouver, Wash.; two granddaughters, Rose Caroline Turnbull and Grace Ellen Turnbull, both of Richland.

Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Church of the Nativity with the Rev. William A. Gilbert as officiant. Interment will be in the family plot in Normal Hill cemetery with Vassar-Rawls in care of arrangements.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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